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The Bottom Line: The food-and-games concept Chicago WhirlyBall filed for bankruptcy last week as companies like Dave & Buster’s and TopGolf show sales weakness.

River Subs LLC, a large operator out of San Antonio is seeking Chapter 11 debt protection after losing a nearly $3 million judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The drive-in chain is a longtime beverage destination, but the category has gotten increasingly competitive with new players and expanded drink selections on menus.

Kitchens would need to be cooled down whenever the temperature hits 87 degrees. Breaks, "cool-down areas" and water would also have to be provided.